Congratulations to Simon for publishing his paper entitled “Closed-loop acoustic stimulation enhances sleep oscillations but not performance” in eNeuro.


Congratulations to Kristie for getting her paper “Temporal Lobe Surgery and Memory: Lessons, Risks and Opportunities” accepted to Epilepsy and Behavior.


Anli and Simon will be presenting posters at the SFN Annual Meeting in Chicago, Oct 16-23. “Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Associative Memory Processing in Patients with Focal Epilepsy” (517.21) will be a dynamic poster on Tuesday October 22 8a-12p. “Statistical Learning Shapes Neural Sequence Representations” (696.08) will be presented on Wednesday October 23 8a-12p.

Anli was interviewed for the article “The Brain Hackers" in Nature Biotechnology, September 2019 issue. She gives her perspective on the current state of non-invasive neuromodulation, lack of mechanistic understanding, and future directions of research. +PubMed +PDF

Anli will be giving a talk entitled “Opportunities and Controversies in Transcranial Electrical Stimulation” at the Clinical Translational Investigators Meeting at the NYU Department of Psychiatry on May 24, 1230-2 pm, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor.

Simon and Anli will present a poster on “Spatiotemporal dynamics of associative memory processing in patients with focal epilepsy” at the UPenn Context and Episodic Memory Conference, May 13, 2019.

Several folks will be presenting their posters on recent work at the NYU Neurology Research Day, May 15, 2019, 2 pm, outside of Alumni Hall A.

Our paper entitled Hippocampal gamma predicts associative memory performance as measured by acute and chronic intracranial EEG was just published in Scientific Reports. The RNS System (NeuroPace, Inc) is a chronic, closed-loop electrographic seizure detection and stimulation system which is FDA-approved for refractory focal epilepsy. Our group has adapted the clinical device for cognitive neuroscience testing in the outpatient setting. We demonstrate that the hippocampal gamma signature during successful encoding during associative learning is similar to the activity seen in the gold-standard of conventional iEEG. This proof of principle study validates the RNS System to make sensitive measurements of hippocampal dynamics during cognitive tasks in a chronic ambulatory research setting. +PDF +Link

Our paper entitled Immediate neurophysiological effects of transcranial electrical stimulation was recently published in Nature Communications. We are also delighted that it was selected as an editor’s highlight. This paper reviews the evidence for acute mechanistic effects of transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) as measured across in vitro, rodent, primate, and ex vivo and in vivo human model systems, and provides experimental and analytical recommendations for the TES scientific community. +PDF +Editor’s Highlight

Open Positions

We are always interested in motivated, talented, and creative people to join our lab.  A strong technical or clinical background is desired. Please take a look at some of our recent papers, and send a letter of interest, CV, and 3 references to